C.L.R.

May 29, 2021

11 min read

Notes from the CONFERENCE CALL regarding the National League 20/21

Eight months ago I gave my predictions on how the National League would end up this season.

This is what I settled on.

1. Notts County
2. Stockport County
3. Boreham Wood
4. Yeovil Town
5. Wrexham
6. Sutton United
7. Woking
8. Halifax Town
9. Solihull Moors
10. Eastleigh
11. Bromley
12. Barnet
13. Dagenham & Redbridge
14. Torquay United
15. Hartlepool United
16. Wealdstone
17. Altrincham
18. Aldershot Town
19. Dover Athletic
20. Chesterfield
21. Maidenhead United
22. King’s Lynn Town
23. Weymouth

And this is how it actually ended up.

1. Sutton United
2. Torquay United
3. Stockport County
4. Hartlepool
5. Notts County
6. Chesterfield
7. Bromley
8. Wrexham
9. Eastleigh
10. Halifax
11. Solihull Moors
12. Dagenham & Redbridge
13. Maidenhead
14. Boreham Wood
15. Aldershot
16. Yeovil
17. Altrincham
18. Weymouth
19. Wealdstone
20. Woking
21. King’s Lynn
22. Barnet
23. Dover

Scoring’s real easy. The aim is to get as close to 0 as possible, starting from 0, with any difference in positions coming off my score.
For example, my beginning score is 0, I had Dover finishing 19th, they finished 23rd (kinda), so that’s minus 4 off my score.

I think the worst score I can get is like -242, so I wanna be away from there.

Let’s see how I did then, eh?

ALDERSHOT TOWN

Score: -3

ALTRINCHAM

Score: 0

BARNET

Score: -10

BOREHAM WOOD

Score: -11

BROMLEY

Score: -4

CHESTERFIELD

Score: -14

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

Score: -1

DOVER ATHLETIC

Score: -4

EASTLEIGH

Score: -1

HALIFAX TOWN

Score: -2

HARTLEPOOL UNITED

Score: -11

KING’S LYNN TOWN

Score: -1

MAIDENHEAD UNITED

Score: -8

NOTTS COUNTY

Score: -4

SOLIHULL MOORS

Score: -2

STOCKPORT COUNTY

Score: -1

SUTTON UNITED

Score: -5

TORQUAY UNITED

Score: -12

WEALDSTONE

Score: -3

WEYMOUTH

Score: -5

WOKING

Score: -13

WREXHAM

Score: -3

YEOVIL TOWN

Score: -12

A one-of-a-kind season. Hopefully.

A club expelled. Results expunged. A divide forming.

This is hopefully the last we’ll see of this kind of thing, but hopefully not the football the sides are playing.

Once again, the last few minutes were telling, providing twisting drama with something on the line from the very first whistle of the season, to the very last.

Don’t you ever go changin’ National League. Apart from the money shit, please change that.

As for me, my result was…

-130

MY BIGGEST WINNERS — Altrincham — 0, Stockport, King’s Lynn, Eastleigh, Dagenham & Redbridge — -1
MY BIGGEST LOSERS — Chesterfield — -14, Woking — -13

There’s always next season. Or there better be. I’ll see you there.

Keep it streets ahead,

C.L.R.